Our Issues

ITDP has eight offices on five continents, and has worked in more than 100 cities in 30 countries. We have expertise on a number of key issues in transport and urban development, including:

Transport & Climate Change
The transport sector is one of the largest, and the fastest-growing source of CO2, and the largest source of black carbon, which is particularly damaging to respiratory health. Tackling climate change must include a fundamental rethinking of our priorities of public space and the movement of people in cities. 

Innovations in Technology & Transport
Technologies provide exciting new options for shaping the way we move around cities, but how we employ these tools can be advantageous or disastrous for our cities. With the right focus on expanding the reach of transport and reducing car ownership, we can improve access to our cities for billions.

Road Pricing
Fair pricing for road use based on demand and access is an essential tool for transport equity in our cities. Tolls, congestion pricing, and parking reform are all ways in which cities and regions can reduce traffic congestion and raise much-needed funds for improving transport. 

Sustainable Urban Development for Road Safety
ITDP works to place greater emphasis on urban design for people and non-motorized transport. ITDP can speak to proper bike lane design, the needs of pedestrians, and the important of assuring safe and equitable transport for all.

Gender & Equity
ITDP works in cities around the world to increase access to urban spaces and transport for vulnerable populations, including women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and the urban poor.

Bikeshare, Dockless Bikeshare, and Scootershare
Using data from systems around the world, ITDP has evaluated what makes a successful system and can speak to bikeshare planning and design, business and financial models, and global trends.

International Transport Policy
ITDP is an active participant in international discussions on climate and transport policy (e.g. GEF, Rio +20) and can speak to trends in the field and the importance of including sustainable transport in the global conversation.

Press Releases

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December 1, 2021
Bogotá, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia to Receive the 2022 Sustainable Transport Award

November 9, 2021

ITDP Launches Cycling Cities Campaign at COP26

June 9, 2021
New York, NY

Institute for Transportation & Development Policy Launches First-Ever Global Rapid Transit Database

March 3, 2021
New York

Urban Experts Agree: Tackling Parking Critical to Climate Change Fight, Per New Report and Survey

February 24, 2021
New York

Jakarta, Indonesia to Receive the 2021 Sustainable Transport Award

November 19, 2020
New York

ITDP U.S. Announces Formation of Advisory Group: Six National Leaders to Guide US Program

October 30, 2020
New York City

Jakarta, Indonesia Wins 2021 Sustainable Transport Award

October 14, 2020
New York City

New Report: As COVID-19 Disrupts the Way We Move, Four New Tools Launched to Ramp up Walkability in Cities Globally and Improve Pedestrian Safety

September 26, 2019
New York City

Institute for Transportation & Development Policy Releases First-Ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Guide for U.S. Cities During Climate Week



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